New York state Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx), introduced a bill on June 16 to create a special status allowing aliens who are not in the United States legally under federal law to enjoy certain privileges by virtue of being “New York State Citizens.”
The right to vote is among many rights and privileges usually reserved for citizens (or at least legal residents) that S. 7879, “The New York Is Home Act,” extends to state residents.
Does holding a public high school graduation in a church building violate the First Amendment ban on an establishment of religion? It's a question the U.S. Supreme Court chose not to answer.
The federal government has placed Endangered Species Act protection around a mouse and chicken, cutting off water rights to ranchers in southern New Mexico.
In a court filing, the NSA claimed that its surveillance systems were too complex to stop without harming national security.